Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Interested in Friends of Garston Park?

The Friends of Garston Park have  a meeting coming up this week.  If you want to get involved, or find out more, do pop along.  It's 6 30 in the Garston Leisure Centre on Friday 21st.  (We usually use a table in the women's gym bit which is closed then)

Garston Carnival committee setting up

I went to a meeting tonight to make some progress on bringing back the Garston Carnival.  Our idea is to have a procession which finishes at the Garston Fun Day.  It's not till June but there's quite a lot of planning to do before then.

Anyway, we got a committee group and sorted out some planning.  It's hard to picture a summer carnival when we are going into winter, but I am sure come June it'll all pay off with a great day.

We'll be setting up a separate Facebook Group so do watch out for it. Meanwhile, if you want to get involved and missed tonight's meeting, drop me an e mail so I can make sure someone gets in touch.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Planning applications in our area - updated Nov 18th 2014

The Council looks set to approve the plans for a skatepark at Dingle Bank in Garston.  The decision has not been published yet but the report at this link is recommending approval without any planning committee discussion.  (You need to look at the case officer report)

The National Trust is applying to make some changes to the opening hours at 20 Forthlin Road.  The full details aren't published yet, which means the comments function isn't enabled, but the info will be at this link (scroll down and click on Related Documents for the bulk of the info)

Comments are now open on the plans for a few flats on Beechwood Road. Once again the bulk of hte info is in Related Documents.  Here is the link to the first page.

ASDA at Hunts Cross is applying to change its licensing agreement to sell alcohol round the clock.  Very brief details, plus a feedback form, are on the Council website here.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

More flowers for St Mary's Road

The Pocket Places people are going to be in St Mary's Road planting some bulbs on the bit of empty ground by James Street.

They'll be there this Friday (14th) between 10 and 2 and would welcome any company or help.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Planning applications in our area

There've been some changes to the plans for the proposed new shop building on the corner of Booker Avenue and Greenhill Road (where the petrol station used to be).  This means comments are open again with a deadline of 13 Nov.  The details are here (most of these are in the bit called Related Documents - scroll down and click!)

An application's come in for more houses on the former New Heys School site.  At the time of writing the details aren't on, but if you are interested in this you might like to bookmark the page and pop back later.  The page is at  this link.

A few flats for Beechwood Road.  Again the details aren't fully on but the link is here.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Bus lanes

The Council's Cabinet will now discuss, and decide on, the issue of bus lanes on 24th October.

They were meant to do so last week although the item didn't appear on the agenda.  Perhaps there was a delay with a report.

The paperwork for the meeting should be published by 9 am on Friday (17th) at the latest.

Update:  The paperwork is now published as part of the Cabinet Agenda.  You can link to it (its about half way down the list) .here

Monday, 13 October 2014

Carnival meeting - 19 November

Some time ago it became clear that there was a demand for bringing back part of the Garston Carnival.

Obviously we already have the Garston Fun Day in June, but we don't have the parade/procession element.

A small group of us have been looking at what needs to be done if this is to come back.  There is lots of tedious organisational stuff, and money also needs to be raised.

But most importantly at this stage, we need to know if there are enough people out there who are not just prepared to say they want it, but to take on jobs between now and June to make it a reality.

We still have some official hoops to jump through re permissions etc, but we are keen to gague enthusiasm and get more people on board in an organising/helping way.

The idea is for a procession to be on the same day as the Fun Day on Garston Park and to link up with it.  (We still however have to go through permissions etc with police and Council so a lot is up in the air right now).

So, if you want to get involved, particularly in doing stuff before the day, do come along to our meeting.

We've booked the big room at the Garston Urban Village Hall on 19th November at 7pm.  There we'll be looking to discuss ideas and progress so far, and sign people up for things.  We need thoughts, and committee members, and creative people and.. well everyone really.  Big thanks so far to Tina Ford who has been chatting to huge numbers of people and getting the interest going.

We will at some point set up a separate Facebook Group for the organisational/build up side of things.  But for now, we have an e mail list and if you want to go on it, please e mail with your details.